Richard Meacham

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Richard Meacham is a New Zealand sailor who has competed in multiple America's Cups.

A bowman and a sailmaker, he joined Team New Zealand before the 2000 America's Cup defence.[1]

He then sailed with Team Tyco in the 2001–02 Volvo Ocean Race before re-joining Team New Zealand for the 2003 and 2007 America's Cup. He sailed on Rán during the 2009 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race,[2] and also raced with Team New Zealand in the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series,[3] and the 2013 America's Cup.

He was the only one of three of the sailing team that remained with Team New Zealand after the 2013 event,[4] sailing in the 2015–16 America's Cup World Series.[5] He was the platform co-ordinator when Team New Zealand won the 2017 America's Cup.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Grant Dalton introduces the team – Scoop News". Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Ran – Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017". Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Two regattas next month for Team NZ". Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Another sailor quits Team New Zealand". Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  5. ^ "BACK TO WHERE RACING BEGAN IN PORTSMOUTH". Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  6. ^ Zealand, Emirates Team New. "RICHARD MEACHAM – Emirates Team New Zealand". Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Richard Meachem on the build-up to the America's Cup". Retrieved 14 August 2017.